Multimeter Symbol Guide
When you need a multimeter for testing electrical equipment around the home, it's vital to know what all those symbols...
Family Handyman Approved: Wago Lever Nuts
Wary of cheap, twist-on wire nuts? Then try these from Wago.
18 Common Electrical Terms You Should Know
Electricians know these electrical terms and you should too, especially if you plan to save money by doing basic electrical...
Troubleshooting: How to Fix a Light
Have a broken light but don't know why it doesn't work? Get to the bottom of it! Follow these tips...
The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners
From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.
10 Incredible New Light Fixtures for 2018
A new light fixture can change the look of a room, whether you're swapping out a chandelier or a classic...
12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100
A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...
10 Women Inventors Who Changed Home Life Forever
From the circular saw to Scotchgard, inventions by women revolutionized our homes. In honor of Women's History Month, we spotlight...
10 Bad DIY Habits You Need to Stop Doing Immediately
These bad DIY habits might be costing you more than just time and money.
9 Things Electricians ALWAYS Do In Their Own Homes
Before you attempt any DIY electrical work, learn the habits and best practices that are second nature to professional electricians.
Electrical Code Requirements for Islands and Peninsulas
If the title of this topic has you daydreaming about a tropical island or peninsula somewhere in the Caribbean Sea,...
How to Install Low-Profile LED Lights in Your Kitchen
Transform your kitchen into a place you’ll love to be with this innovative lighting project.
Severe Weather Guide: Emergency Power Generators
It just takes one downed power pole to interrupt the fragile chain of electricity connecting your house to the power...
10 Electrical Wire Colors and What They Actually Mean
Need to do some electrical work, but don't know what those wire colors mean? Here's what you need to know...
How to Hang a Ceiling Light Fixture
Nothing spoils a dinner party like a chandelier in the pasta or a sudden blackout. Here's how to hang lights...
Home Wiring Demystified: Electrical Cable Basics You Need to Know
Before you take on your next home wiring project, arm yourself with basic information about the electrical cable and wiring...
Which is the Correct (and Incorrect) Way to Install an Electrical Outlet?
Do you know which is right?
Vintage Family Handyman Feature from 1987: Landline Phone Installation
The first issue of Family Handyman was published in 1951, so this year marks our 70th anniversary. To celebrate we're...
19 Handy Hints for DIY Electrical Work
Get to know these tricks before you tackle electrical projects at home.
Stuff We Love: Electrical Outlet Upgrades
Here are two practical outlet upgrades for a safer and more functional place to plug in.